B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Florida Southern College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
From Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College is a national leader in engaged learning. Ranked among America's top colleges by US News & World Report, Forbes, and The Fiske Guide, our hands-on learning environment provides students with opportunities for research, performance, and service learning. Our signature guarantees provide each student the opportunity to intern at renowned companies, study abroad, and graduate in four years.

Ranked the #1 “most beautiful” campus in the nation for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review, our 113-acre Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus attracts students from all of the country. We invite you to visit and explore all Florida Southern and central Florida has to offer.

Florida Southern College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
46%
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$24,206/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,806/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,044/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,898/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,774/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,516/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,284Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Involved
    68%
  • Rich white kid.
    16%
  • Dry campus
    5%
  • Stuck up
    5%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Rich White Student or Super Poor and Smart
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.81 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Personal
    36%
  • Interactive
    26%
  • Everything you want
    14%
  • Boring
    10%
  • Create your house the party house be nice= hot chi
    5%
  • Strict
    5%
  • A trap
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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The school is great for academics and involvement of professors, but the social aspect is pretty restricted and some of the campus policies create more of an issue than they solve. I would say my experience here is good, not great. I can’t complain too much because the academics are good and that’s what I’m in college for. I would try and change some social aspects and policies that are outdated and restrictive to mostly the upperclassmen.
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The small school atmosphere makes connecting with professors easy and enjoyable. Any dissatisfaction with this college comes from the fact that it is a private college, so tuition is high, but while the money that goes to education I feel is well spent, other costs feel wasted. Housing isn't in great shape, and due to lack of rooms, I was paying the cost of a double when I did have a roommate but we shared a single-sized room. My payments currently seem to be going toward baseball field renovations while the science building, where I take all of my courses and use laboratories, are old and falling apart. I'll still stay the distance in order to receive the worthwhile academic programs, and I enjoy the social aspects of a small school, but be cautious of where your money may go.
Florida Southern is a very student involved campus! There are countless clubs and organizations to get involved with including many that specialize in helping other students with their studies.